Slaves Cabins

Slaves Cabins (HMQU7)

Location: Jacksonville, FL 32226 Duval County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 26.309', W 81° 26.259'

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At the Edge between Two Worlds

You are standing at the edge of two worlds. You are leaving the world of the owner and entering the world of the slave.

The cabin ruins before you are a vivid testament to the generations of slaves who lived there. On them depended the prosperity of the plantation. It is impossible for us to imagine what life as a slave was like. No words can describe the cruel hardships they endured.

"This was a very warm climate, abounding with mosquitos...which are exceedingly annoying to the poor slaves by night and day, at their quarters and in the field. But more especially to their helpless little children, which they had to carry with them to the cotton fields, where they had to set on the damp ground alone from morning till night, exposed to the scorching rays of the sun, liable to be bitten by poisonous rattlesnakes...or to be devoured by large alligators which are often seen creeping through the cotton fields going from swamp to swamp seeking their prey."
Henry Bibbs, 1845
HM NumberHMQU7
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 4:36am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 457976 N 3367455
Decimal Degrees30.43848333, -81.43765000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.309', W 81° 26.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 18.54" N, 81° 26' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)904
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11675 Palmetto Ave, Jacksonville FL 32226, US
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